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    Jersey Geography 2001

      Location: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France

      Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N, 2 10 W

      Map references: Europe

      total: 116 sq km
      land: 116 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 70 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
      territorial sea: 3 NM

      Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

      Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 143 m

      Natural resources: arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 66%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 34%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

      NOTE: The information regarding Jersey on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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